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The horrible news this week that three people in Brattleboro had died of overdoses within hours of each other is a reminder the state and the entire nation are in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis.Those of us old enough to remember "The … more
Last year, the House fumbled when it voted down a measure that would have legalized and created a regulated market for marijuana. It's got the ball again this year, though it seems to be taking a different approach. H. 170 would make it legal for … more
Gov. Phil Scott's proposal to push back annual school district meeting dates from March to May might be an ill-conceived plan for this year, but that doesn't mean the idea is a bad one.The governor asked the Legislature to move designated school … more
In the wake of a suicide, or similar tragedy, the most pressing question for many is "why?"A bill currently budding in the Vermont House seeks to answer why Vermonters kill themselves. As reported by VT Digger, H. 184, if passed, would direct the … more
A bill being mulled over by lawmakers that would lower the penalties for small amounts of drug possession is a step in the right direction.H. 167 increases the amount of cocaine and heroin one must be in possession of before being charged with a … more
Last Wednesday, Dr. Michael Mugits, principal of Molly Stark Elementary School in Bennington, unexpectedly announced his intention to resign from his position at the end of the school year, presenting a letter of resignation to the Bennington School … more
During recent discussion of a proposed Tax Increment Financing district in Bennington, the type of public investment suggested as a development stimulus included parking expansion in the downtown and street or traffic flow improvements.Those are … more
Voters will have a chance to save Bennington some serious money come Town Meeting Day should they vote yes on Article 2.The article asks voters if they'll bond for not more than $3.2 million to purchase 78 Bowen Road. The town plans to use the … more
While it's true that a Republican in Vermont is a moderate Democrat almost anywhere outside of New England, Gov. Phil Scott deserves thanks for standing up to the new president's actions on refugees."I am concerned and disappointed with the message … more
The arrests last week of five New York men following a pair of burglaries in Old Bennington highlighted — as if the area needed reminding — that Vermont has become a tempting target for both in-state and out-of-state criminals.In this … more
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